Gruppo Campari has acquired contract beverage packer, Copack for $20m.
Copack, which specialises in can and glass packaging, is currently used by the beverage company for ready-to-drink sourcing, and is the supplier for Campari's Wild Turkey drinks in Australia.
The deal means Campari acquires its own in-house manufacturing facilities for the Australian market. According to a Gruppo Campari statement, the acquisition will also allow the company to strengthen international supply chain capabilities, heighten quality control, further support innovative capabilities and support growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
Other popular Gruppo Campari beverages are SKYY Vodka, Campari, Frangelico, Aperol as well as sparkling wine Riccadonna.
Gruppo Campari currently owns and operates 15 plants in nine countries. It also owns and operates four wineries: three in Italy and one in France.